Basic Mani-Pedi or Shellac Manicure with Regular Pedicure at Anjee Salon and Day Spa (Up to 63% Off)

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  • $25 for a basic mani-pedi ($67 value)
  • $39 for a shellac manicure and regular pedicure ($85 value)

Cuticles: Defending Your Digits

Cuticles form an occasionally contested border between skin and nail. Learn how nail technicians can safely get them into good condition with Groupon’s investigation.

No one pays much attention to cuticles until they start causing trouble. Either they grow thick enough to intrude on a uniform manicure or they tear and cause pain. But the clingy strips of skin at the bottom of each nail actually perform some important functions. First, cuticles act as protective barriers that help new keratin cells grow into long, healthy nails instead of short, creepy talons. Second, they help keep bacteria out of the nail bed, where it can cause painful infections.

Though some nail salons offer to trim your cuticles during a manicure, the risk of infection—even with properly sanitized instruments—may outweigh any aesthetic benefit. After all, cuticles will grow back no matter what, so even a temporarily neater line at the base of the nail is unlikely to last for more than a few days. But nail technicians do have ways of fashioning smooth ovals or almond shapes without exposing the nail to dangerous intruders. First, they’ll avoid tearing the skin by making sure it’s as soft and supple as possible. An intensive moisturizer will help, as will a soak in a bowl of warm water. Once the hands are well-conditioned, the tech will begin carefully, gently working with a cuticle stick, first pushing the cuticles back and then, with a tiny circular motion, buffing away any dead skin remnants and dried-on cupcake frosting still clinging to the nail.

Anjee Salon and Day Spa

At Anjee Salon and Day Spa, experienced stylists and technicians pamper customers with beautifying and soothing treatments. Stylists snip away excess locks as they create face-framing new dos complete with partial or full highlights, while nail technicians dote upon hands with manicures. The salon is also a provider of Hotheads and Indique hair extensions.

In a Nutshell

Skilled aesthetician can pamper your fingertips with a regular or shellac manicure, which leads to longer-lasting, chip-free nails

The Fine Print

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